Atleast, 40 persons have been reportedly killed in two communities located in Shinkafi and Anka local governments of Zamfara state.

The attacks reared up again after the state Governor Abdul Aziz Yari ordered security agencies to deal ruthlessly with bandits before the latest attack.

The bandits, who move in high number on motorcycles, were said have attacked the community and Danjibga in the local government areas.